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Upgrade to win 2008 from 2003 [message #160532] Tue, 01 September 2009 01:30 Go to next message
Jaywant  is currently offline Jaywant
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Hi All,
I am new to win 2008.

I neet to upgrade my win2003 R2 environment to win 2008. What guide lines
should I follow.

I have more than 120 win 2003 R2/sp2 (x86/x64) as domain controllers.

30+ Win 2000 advanced servers as Application/file print servers.

Sharepoint server for portal.


SQL 2000/2005/2008


Exchange 2003 Entp.




Please can you provide me how should I start for a succissfull migration.





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Re: Upgrade to win 2008 from 2003 [message #160533 is a reply to message #160532] Tue, 01 September 2009 02:25 Go to previous messageGo to next message
meiweb  is currently offline meiweb  Germany
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Hello Jaywant,

As a starting point:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd365353(WS.10).aspx

Windows 2000 machines you can not in-place upgrde so you have to move data/print
services to 2008. See the above guide for File/Print migration.

For Exchange 2003 make sure it runs at least Exchange SP2 to work together
with 2008 and higher.

For Sharepoint and SQL i suggset to use theire forums to get best information.


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> Hi All, I am new to win 2008.
>
> I neet to upgrade my win2003 R2 environment to win 2008. What guide
> lines should I follow.
>
> I have more than 120 win 2003 R2/sp2 (x86/x64) as domain controllers.
>
> 30+ Win 2000 advanced servers as Application/file print servers.
>
> Sharepoint server for portal.
>
> SQL 2000/2005/2008
>
> Exchange 2003 Entp.
>
> Please can you provide me how should I start for a succissfull
> migration.
>
Re: Upgrade to win 2008 from 2003 [message #160544 is a reply to message #160532] Tue, 01 September 2009 06:41 Go to previous message
pbbergs  is currently offline pbbergs  United States
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"Jaywant" <Jaywant@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:4C0B12DE-6331-405F-8EC4-8B1BD2145AA4@microsoft.com...
>
> Hi All,
> I am new to win 2008.

Before you touch a single machine, you should be reading at least one good
technical book on 2008 and maybe even attend a course. It would be a bad
decision to learn about this o/s in a production environment. Also you
should bring up a test environment to trial out before moving any of this to
production.

>
> I neet to upgrade my win2003 R2 environment to win 2008. What guide lines
> should I follow.
>
> I have more than 120 win 2003 R2/sp2 (x86/x64) as domain controllers.

I would suggest you look at building all of your dc's from scratch (With
this many dc's that is probably not going to happen) and avoid carrying
along all the patches, etc... that go with an upgraded machine. I would
also suggest all new 2008 machines be running x64, since 2008 R2 will only
be offered as x64 and with that you can't upgrade a 32 bit o/s to 64 bit.

>
> 30+ Win 2000 advanced servers as Application/file print servers.

Check out the hardware requirements before you attempt to move forward. You
can't directly go from 2000 to 2008. I would also suggest you consider
going to 2008 R2 on these boxes. This should be available relatively soon,
just make sure that you test before you install. Print driver are notorious
for problems.

>
> Sharepoint server for portal.

Install a new WFE and turn down the old ones. I'm not sure if you can
upgrade the o/s, this question would be best asked in a Sharepoint forum

>
>
> SQL 2000/2005/2008

You need to get ALL your db's moved to 2005 or 2008, SQL 2000 is being
retired in June 2010. We have been working on this for more than 1 year so
I would suggest you get going on this right away. I never do an o/s upgrade
on a SQL box and would suggest you tread lightly and look at bringing up new
o/s and moving the db's across.

>
>
> Exchange 2003 Entp.

Again I would strongly caution you upgrading an o/s on this application. My
guess is this is the most used application in the company and if this breaks
every single user is going to feel it immediately.

>
>
>
>
> Please can you provide me how should I start for a succissfull migration.

You have years of work in front of you and the best way for it to be
successful is to do it in planned stages. Go slow and get the old 2000 and
sql 2000 out of the enterprise first.

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> Jaywant Kamble.
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